Greek Life Headed to CMU Campus
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - For the last year several Colorado Mesa University students have been trying to accomplish something never before done in CMU history, start a fraternity.
The 375th Kappa-Sigma chapter is now on CMU's campus.
The group had been operating un-officially in the Grand Valley, even logging more than 5,000 volunteer hours in the last semester, but in the last week the Sigma-Mus were granted their chapter.
"I feel great that CMU is finally moving in that direction towards finally making themselves a full university in the sense of Greek life," said Ronin Bennett-Vonderostensacken, a Sigma-Mu.
Rush week for Kappa-Sigma will start on the CMU campus on February 11- 16.
Fraternities won't be the only way to be involved with Greek Life, now interest is growing in bringing sororities to the campus too.
The first of several interest meetings was held Tuesday afternoon at CMU.
Organizers say they're looking to bring two sorority chapters to the campus by next year while university officials say they're in full support of bringing the "Greek Life" to CMU.
"We try to make sure that students have clubs and organizations to support their interests and enhance their university experience and this will be another way they can do that," said Dana Nunn with Colorado Mesa University.
The next meetings will be held February 6 and 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center's West Ballroom.
University officials say they're also looking for adults who have been involved in Greek Life before to give their input.